Free healthcare event set

medicallogoCELINA-A Remote Area Medical Expedition (RAM) providing free dental, vision, and general medical care will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16 at the Clay County High School. Care will be provided beginning at 6 a.m. each day. Numbers will be given out beginning at 3 a.m. each morning with patients being seen on a first come, first serve basis. No ID is requiredThe RAM clinic offers an invaluable resource for so many in the area who otherwise have limited options for both prevention and treatment of illness.

Services offered include dental cleaning, fillings, and extractions; eye examinations and eye glasses (made on site); and free general medical care regardless of who needs the care, their ability to pay, or where they are from.

A team of physicians, dentists, and optometrists will join up to 250 licensed volunteer health practitioners from the area to treat as many patients as possible during this two day event. If any church or civic group would like to contribute to the provision of meals for the volunteers, please contact Laura McLerran at 931-243-2564.

“We are excited to be a part of this community outreach project that provides free medical, dental and optical care services to the underserved, underinsured and unemployed”, says Richard Boswell, Clay County Event Chair.

Remote Area Medical is a non-profit organization that offers free medical services to some of the United States’ most underserved communities, as well as remote reaches of countries around the globe.  Founded in 1985, the program seeks to provide medical attention and assistance as well as the chance to teach technical skills and provide educational resources for areas in need.  All medical professionals and those involved with the program work on a strictly voluntary basis in each of the communities served.

For more information about the RAM program or to register to volunteer, visit www.ramusa.org.